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Before the Holidays Are Gone …

Before we know it, the holidays will have come and gone. So, before 2018 fades away, we've highlighted three essential seasonal marketing tips from Search Engine Journal. You can read more of their tips here: Holiday Discounts First If you offer a discount, make sure it is the first thing a visitor sees on your website.Keep in mind that the average visitor has a lot of holiday preparations to make, in a very short period of time.Immediately show people what they...

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When Lil Wayne Sets Supply and Demand

When Lil Wayne recently announced his I Ain’t Sh*t Without You Tour, he left out a few details -- including where the shows would take place, reported TicketNews. Lil Wayne left this decision up to his fans.Instead of choosing what cities to visit, Lil Wayne planned to let his fans vote for their city, and he would perform in the four cities with the most votes.When the votes came in this week, Houston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Chicago scored the...

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Boost By the Numbers

Have you heard of Goldstar's Boost? It’s a self-service tool that puts your event into additional Goldstar emails, and bumps up your placement in emails to an audience of live entertainment fans, so you’ll see your impressions, reach and awareness grow.A Little Background:Boost was created for organizers (like you!) who wanted a way to go beyond their organic reach on Goldstar and build even more awareness with Goldstar's audience of live entertainment fans.To help, Goldstar created Boost, which puts your...

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The Perfect Gift for Your Organization = Email Revenue

Give yourself the gift of email revenue! That's the message from Bob Gaito's MarketingProfs post about holiday email marketing. Done right, holiday emails can improve your bottom line.Gaito writes, "This holiday season, put your best foot forward with an email strategy that optimizes engagement and revenue by delivering content that's relevant and personal to each customer."While you don't want to send too many emails, you do want to make sure you're giving your patrons what they want this holiday...

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Personalize Your Emails — Here’s Why

Personalizing your customers' emails is a winning strategy. Look at these stats posted on MarketingProfs from an infographic created by ActiveTrail:Nearly three-fourths of marketers report that targeted messages and personalization of emails improve customer engagement. Personalized emails have been shown to deliver six times higher transactional rates than non-personalized emails. Over 90% of consumers have purchased at least one product or service as a result of an email campaign.Check out all of the surprising email personalization statistics from...

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Do You Know How Big Your Audience Really Is?

Do you know how large your Goldstar audience is?A quick check of your analytics charts in the Audience Marketing Platform will give you that information -- your overall reach, email inclusions, pageviews, engaged audience and more. To see your emails and pageviews, for example, just click on “See All Analytics” next to the event you want to look at and then select the “Impressions” tab.The Impressions chart measures the event’s number of email inclusions and pageviews. Here’s an example:The blue...

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Pro Tip No. 3: Content Marketing With Kristen Giordani

Meet Kristen Giordani Title: VP of Content & Merchandising Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif.Best Live Show She’s Ever Seen: “It’s nearly impossible to pick just one. Hamilton, of course. But back when MTV Unplugged was a thing, I was in the audience during Alicia Keys’ performance recording. Oh, and then there was that time I was a fan in the crowd for a Lenny Kravitz video. That was an amazing and intimate performance.”SO: What strategies does Goldstar use to get members excited about...

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A Good Reason to Go See a Show Live

"The Album Is in Deep Trouble" exclaims the title of a recent Rolling Stone article. Author Tim Ingham reports that "sales are plummeting, and the music industry is returning to the era of track-led consumption."Jim tackles this topic in his post, The Album Is Dead. Long Live the Album, in which he also discusses why performing an album at a concert is a great idea: "It brings a coherence and a total experience to a musical performance.And while the album...

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Give Your Patrons What They Want: Expertise

Boost your patrons' confidence and, hopefully, it'll boost your sales.PSFK reports, "Consumers gauge their brand loyalty by the level of service they are being provided. Accordingly, retailers are increasingly focusing their efforts on offering expertise at all stages of the shopping experience ... "The post highlights a few companies that are investing in services "designed to boost the confidence of consumers at every stage of their journey."We've highlighted one example below, and you can check out the others here:"Best...

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9 Smart Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing Campaigns

Once your patrons are on your site or clicking open your emails, how do you get them to actually buy? It's a question we wrestle with daily.The infographic below, created by Connext Digital, "explains nine tricks of psychology that have been known to get consumers to convert," writes Laura Forer for MarketingProfs.For example, a few tactics are:The isolation effect: Highlight a single element in a group, such as making your CTA more distinct.Instant gratification: Minimize steps needed to purchase,...

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